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Your preseason grade of the CU position groups

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thought it would be good to see where everyone thought the Buffs are with our position groups at this point.

    Here's the grading system:

    A = Top 25
    B = Top 50
    C = Top 75
    F = 76-128

    Why no "D"... because if you're not even Top 75 it's a group that fails you and I'm not gonna pass that. I'd say that an "A" can cover some deficiencies in a "C" but that anything below a "C" and you're really putting yourself behind the 8-ball.

    Your grade should be on the entire position group in the 2-deep, but give weight to the starters and whether you think they'll impact games.

    So, here goes:

    QB =
    RB =
    FB =
    TE =
    WR =
    OL =
    Offense =

    NT =
    DT =
    OLB =
    ILB =
    CB/NB =
    S =
    Defense =

    K =
    P =
    LS =
    PR =
    KR =
    Special Teams =

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE =
     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    QB =B
    RB = B
    FB = B
    TE = F
    WR = A
    OL = B
    Offense = B

    NT = B
    DT = B
    OLB = C
    ILB = C
    CB/NB = A
    S = A
    Defense = C

    K = F (unknown)
    P = F (unknown)
    LS = A
    PR = B
    KR = B
    Special Teams = F (can develop to B range depending on kickers)

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE =C
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's mine:

    QB = A
    RB = C
    FB = B
    TE = C
    WR = A
    OL = B
    Offense = B

    NT = C
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = B
    CB/NB = A
    S = B
    Defense = C

    K = F
    P = C
    LS = A
    PR = B
    KR = B
    Special Teams = C

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C+/B-
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    QB =B+ (oh lordy do I hope this is an A-... but it's really thin behind Sefo until otherwise proven too)
    RB = C+(wait and see on whether anyone steps up or a frosh appears here... lots of mediocrity until otherwise proven)
    FB = B+ (including Pow in this)
    TE = F (nothing until otherwise proven)
    WR = B (lots of potential, but outside of Spruce, no elite WR's - shay is good, but has to step forward)
    OL = B (this is a good rating iyam... hope it gels well)
    Offense = B+ (this is with Sefo. Without... C at best)

    NT = C (lost the starter, some depth behind him, but no game changers here yet)
    DT = C (generous iyam, counting on Jucos to play well and kafo to step up)
    OLB = F (until otherwise proven)
    ILB = C (assuming a healthy Gillam slots in here. Who plays next to him though? No depth until otherwise proven)
    CB/NB = B (replacing a 4 year starter, but upgrading athleticism. No B+ until we see some depth here)
    S = B (shaky health wise, lots of experience though... lots to prove here. Does Bell come back 100%?)
    Defense = C- (super generous iyam)

    LOTS of questions on Defense. could go anywhere from an F to a C. Big weak spots. Let's hope Leavitt is a miracle worker.

    K = C (I hope... assuming that walk-on turned kicker is legit)
    P = C (I hope...)
    LS = B (I hope...)
    PR = C (this is generous considering how bad we've ben at this lately)
    KR = B (tasmanian devil is good, but who else is decent?)
    Special Teams = C- (generous till otherwise proven)

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C+

    Improvement on last year, and relying on winning early to make bowl eligibility possible. Still not a good team.
     
  5. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    xx
     
  6. Yung Buffalo

    Yung Buffalo Club Member Club Member

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    QB = A
    RB = C
    FB = B
    TE = F
    WR = A
    OL = B
    Offense = B


    NT = C
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = B
    CB/NB = A
    S = A
    Defense = C


    K = F
    P = C
    LS = A
    PR = C
    KR = B
    Special Teams = C-


    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C+
     
  7. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    QB = B
    RB = C
    FB = C
    TE = F
    WR = C (Spruce is A+, Shay could get to B with expected development, rest are all tbd)
    OL = B
    Offense = C+

    NT = C
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = B
    CB/NB = A
    S = A (really think we are in very good shape here)
    Defense = C

    K = F
    P = B (faith in our frosh)
    LS = B
    PR = C (seen nothing in years)
    KR = B
    Special Teams = C

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C
     
  8. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    QB = B+
    RB = B+
    FB = C
    TE = C
    WR = A
    OL = B+
    Offense = B+


    NT = C
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = C
    CB/NB = A
    S = A
    Defense = C-


    K = C
    P = B
    LS = C
    PR = C
    KR = C
    Special Teams = C


    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = B-/C+

    Some of my Cs are there because they are unknown to me. I think we will field an even better team than last year. We are a slightly above average team stuck in a brutal division.
     
  9. BuffUp

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    QB = C/B (has to cut down on turnovers to be a solid B)
    RB = C (need to see something here?)
    FB = B (Big George / Powell)
    TE = D (Important position for our offense, need someone to step up BigTime)
    WR = C (need a young guy to step up and Spruce of course an A)
    OL = B
    Offense = C+

    NT = C (unknown)
    DT = C (prove it)
    OLB = C (please step up someone)
    ILB = C+ (maybe Gillam) D- (everyone else un proven)
    CB/NB = A (our strongest best skilled group and in a long time)
    S = A (really think we are in very good shape here)
    Defense = C - ( going to have to see something more then the last 10 years)

    K = D- (UNKNOWN)
    P = C- (we"ll see)
    LS = A (Smith is good)
    PR = C (stop just catching the ball and create game changing run backs)
    KR = C- (run one all the way back???)
    Special Teams = C - (game changing momentum swings on this group)

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C

    GO BUFFS!!
     
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  10. Jeric

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    QB = B+
    RB = B (I feel good about this group.. don't know why)
    FB = B
    TE = F
    WR = A (I rated this a C at first, it's really tough to trust in "potential" behind Spruce and Fields)
    OL = B
    Offense = B


    NT = C (If Solis can play a lot more plays, and Lopez is as good as he is funny, this group will be solid)
    DT = F
    OLB = C
    ILB = B (could end up anywhere from A to F, to be honest)
    CB/NB = B+
    S = B+
    Defense = C


    K = C
    P = B
    LS = A
    PR = F
    KR = A
    Special Teams = F (this is where we've ranked overall the last few years)


    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C (50-60s... hopefully)
     
  11. CitizenKane

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    QB = B+
    RB = C
    FB = C
    TE = F
    WR = B+
    OL = C+
    Offense = B-

    NT = F
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = C
    CB/NB = B
    S = B
    Defense = C

    K = C
    P = C
    LS = ?
    PR = ?
    KR = ?
    Special Teams = C-

    Total Grade C
     
  12. TDbuff

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    QB = B
    RB = C+(until I see the frosh play)
    FB = B
    TE = F
    WR = B
    OL = B+
    Offense = B

    NT = B-
    DT = B+
    OLB = C
    ILB = C
    CB/NB = B+
    S = B
    Defense = C

    K = C-
    P = C+
    LS = A
    PR = C+
    KR = B-
    Special Teams = C

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = B-(45-50ish)
     
  13. CUAviator

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    QB = who is our backup? Really? If Liufao rides a Segway off a cliff this weekend (
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...ies-riding-two-wheeled-machine-off-cliff.html), who will take the snaps the rest of the year?
    RB = Is Lindsay still going to avoid the open hole and try to steam roll USC/Stanford LBs

    FB = do we have one
    TE = do we have one
    WR = we (as fans) tend to WAY over inflate the grade on this one. Seems like the more "talent" CU has at receiver, the less we actually exploit it (ding dong...who is it?...2010)
    OL = who's starting here again
    Offense = please lord don't let it slip from last year

    NT = ?
    DT = ?
    OLB = do we have any?
    ILB = https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YMgTC37zorI
    CB/NB = not sure how this could be anything but an F until proven otherwise. Yeah, I get the "potential". But potential first keep you from being the absolute worst secondary in P5
    S = See above
    Defense =

    K =
    P =
    LS =
    PR =
    KR = see Lindsay above
    Special Teams =

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE =
     
  14. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Think you forgot a part to this exercise.
     
  15. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    [emoji28]. I know. But I can't give grades until I get some answers.
     
  16. Daaah

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    QB = Pass
    RB = Pass
    FB = Withdrawn
    TE = Fail
    WR = Pass
    OL = Fail
    Offense = Pass

    NT = Fail
    DT = Pass
    OLB = Fail
    ILB = Fail
    CB/NB = Pass
    S = Pass
    Defense = Fail

    K = Fail
    P = Fail
    LS = Pass
    PR = Fail
    KR = Fail
    Special Teams = Fail

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = Fail
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Always when the fans who know the roster about as well as a CSU fan decide to chime in on stuff like this. :smile2:
     
  18. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Great question.....

    QB = A
    RB = B
    FB = B
    TE = C
    WR = A
    OL = B
    Offense = B

    NT = C
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = B
    CB/NB = A
    S = B
    Defense = C

    K = F
    P = C
    LS = A
    PR = B
    KR = B
    Special Teams = C

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C+/B-
     
  19. Colobuffs21

    Colobuffs21 Club Member Club Member

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    Man, if our D is in fact top 75 ---> #bowling
     
  20. NW Buff

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    More-or-less what he said.
     
  21. boydbuff

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    Since I am a university prof this is fun :)
    QB = B
    RB = B+
    FB = B
    TE = F
    WR = A-
    OL = B+
    Offense = B

    NT = C
    DT = B-
    OLB = C
    ILB = A-
    CB/NB = A
    S = A-
    Defense = C

    K = F
    P = B-
    LS = A-
    PR = B
    KR = B
    Special Teams = C

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C+
     
  22. J.R. Ewing

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    Boyd grades on a friendly curve.
     
  23. patebuff

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    QB = B-/C+
    RB = C+
    FB = B
    TE = Incomplete
    WR = B
    OL = B-
    Offense = B-/C+

    NT = C-
    DT = C
    OLB = C
    ILB = B
    CB/NB = A
    S = B
    Defense = C+

    K = Incomplete
    P = Incomplete
    LS = A+
    PR = Incomplete
    KR = C+
    Special Teams = C

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C+
     
  24. sockdolager

    sockdolager Club Member Club Member

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    This is a quote from Adam's Q&A with Leavitt on Rivals. Improving to top 75 in year one might be a reach.

    "When we took over the defense at Kansas State, when Bob Stoops and I went in there under Bill Snyder, we were 107th in the country defensively. The next year we were 96th, then we were 58th, then we were 26th, then we were fifth, then we were first. It just doesn't happen overnight."
    https://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1790490&PT=4&PR=2
     
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  25. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    I think the D was mismanaged, poorly coached, and bit by the injury bug hard last year. I don't think the low D ranking at the end of the season was a true reflection of the talent we have on that side of the ball.

    Still a top 80 D would probably get us bowling as long as the O stays top 40.
     
  26. Duff Man

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    QB = C+
    RB = C-
    FB = B-
    TE = F
    WR = B-
    OL = B-
    Offense = C

    NT = C
    DT = F
    OLB = F
    ILB = C
    CB/NB = B-
    S = B-
    Defense = C- (generously)

    K = F
    P = C
    LS = B-
    PR = F
    KR = B-
    Special Teams = F

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = C-
     
  27. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping that people can tell that my post is all sarcasm and jest
     
  28. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I don't agree. We really have some issues with talent.
    #1, we haven't seen a single explosive pass rusher in years. That guy hasn't existed on our roster. You don't fix that with coaching or scheme. DE position (along with freaky playmakers at WR and corner) require genetics. You need QB pressure first and foremost. Coaching won't fix that.
     
  29. Buffalo Born

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    So this is a preseason pick so it's what we think it's going to be not what it was or what's not proven yet

    QB = A
    RB = C
    FB = A (when I think about college football I can't think of 25 better FB than Fraizer)
    TE = N/A (not going to be used very much)
    WR = A
    OL = B
    Offense = B

    NT = C
    DT = B
    OLB = C
    ILB = B
    CB/NB = B
    S = B
    Defense = C

    K = C
    P = B
    LS = B
    PR = B
    KR = B
    Special Teams = B

    TOTAL TEAM GRADE = B (Phil Steel said 46 so he says a B grade who am I to argue with him)
     
  30. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Spot on.
     

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